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Seller Insight We fell in love with the place when we first saw it some 12 years ago as we were looking for something quirky and just that bit different. During the time we have lived here we have enjoyed updating and refurbishing it. We replaced the kitchen/dining extension to replicate the rest of the main sitting room which was the original chapel and built an extension upstairs. We also love the fact that we are a minute’s walk from the station, the town and the local garage with its excellent shop that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are keen gardeners and have spent a great deal of time enhancing the garden and, in the summer when the leaves are on the trees, it is completely private. Broadstairs is a delightful place to live permanently and as a holiday retreat. It includes a number of beautiful sandy beaches from the picturesque Viking Bay and Louisa Bay to the Blue Flag Stone Bay plus Joss Bay with its surfing and paddle boarding centre. There are lovely clifftop walks and cyclists can enjoy some or all of the Viking Trail from Ramsgate to Reculver. As well as golf at the renowned North Foreland Golf club other sports including tennis, bowls, rugby and cricket are available at clubs in the town. As a Victorian seaside town steeped in history there are annual events such as the Dickens Festival, Folk Week, Gala Day and the Food Fair as well as impressive firework displays. Another advantage of Broadstairs is that it includes some lovely individual shops, restaurants and pubs as well as very good private and grammar schools while the station can whisk you to London on the high speed train in under an hour and a half. Apart from that, if you are looking for a bit of more serious retail therapy there is the nearby Westwood Cross shopping centre as well as a casino and the Vue cinema complex for additional entertainment�.*

* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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Step inside Fordoun Lodge

It is not until you open the gate to Fordoun Lodge that you can even begin to appreciate this charming and unique home tucked away behind a wall in the midst of Broadstairs. It was originally built about 250 years ago as a Chapel attached to an old school but has now become a beautiful and unusual family home. The first inkling of its historical past is the impressive original front door and the delightful arched windows and once inside is as though you had been transported to another world. You will be thrilled with the lovely large open plan family space with its double vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. This encompasses a large sitting area with a welcoming log burning stove surrounded by a charming fireplace with original arched stained glass windows on either side. The attractive kitchen/diner includes bespoke kitchen units, a range cooker, built in microwave, dishwasher and American fridge freezer as well as arched glazed french doors to the large and secluded garden. While the adjacent ‘vestry,’ still with its original oak door, has now become a well fitted study. A long corridor takes you to the other rooms on the ground floor that incorporate double glazed doors to an elegant family room with fitted cupboards housing a new boiler keeping the room warm and a discreetly hidden television. There is a good sized family bathroom with a corner bath and an arched wood door entrance as well as two double bedrooms including one with an en suite shower, built in wardrobes and french doors to the garden. The attractive staircase with its waist high wood panelling leads you to the guest room with an en suite shower and the bright master bedroom with triple aspect windows providing plenty of natural light and a walk through dressing area to the en suite triple shower. Outside the garden is a delight and full of surprises. There is a lovely paved terrace and steps up to a lawn partially hidden by raised shrub beds, trees and even a palm tree as well as a store room and good sized greenhouse. In addition there is a large, well insulated brick built workshop with lighting and electrics but could always be converted into an annex, subject to the appropriate planning permissions. At the front there are charming dwarf hedge beds and a driveway accessed from the road through double wood gates.

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By Road Broadstairs Station Channel Tunnel Dover Docks Canterbury Gatwick Airport Charing Cross

0.1 miles 32.0 miles 22.3 miles 19.7 miles 85.4 miles 80.1 miles

By Train from Broadstairs High-Speed St. Pancras Charing Cross Victoria Canterbury West Ashford International

1hr 22 mins 1hr 56 mins 1hr 48 mins 25 mins 42 mins

Leisure Clubs & Facilities Surf School Joss Bay North Foreland Golf Club Thanet Wanderers RUFC Broadstairs and St. Peter’s Bowls Club Broadstairs and St. Peter’s Tennis Club

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01843 868171 01843 862140 01843 868857 018143 861293

Healthcare St. Peter’s Surgery Albion Road Surgery Osborne Road Surgery Mocketts Wood Surgery QEQM Hospital

01843 608860 01843 608836 01843 863353 01843 862996 01843 225544

Education Primary Schools: Callis Grange Nursery and Infant St. Peter’s Primary St. Joseph’s Primary Upton Junior Haddon Dene Wellesley House St. Lawrence Junior

01843 862531 01843 861430 01843 861738 01843 861393 01843 864941 01843 862991 01843 572900

Secondary Schools: Charles Dickens St. George’s Dane Court Grammar Chatham and Clarendon House St. Lawrence Senior

01843 862988 01843 609000 01843 864941 01843 591075 01843 572900

Entertainment Theatre Royal Winter Gardens Theatre, Margate Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs Granville Theatre, Ramsgate Vue Cinema Complex Palace Cinema Tartar Frigate Restaurant Royal Albion Hotel Charles Dickens pub Wyatt and Jones

01843 293397 01843 292795 01843 863701 01843 591750 0871 2240240 01843 865726 01843 862013 01843 868071 01843 603040 01843 865126

Local Attractions / Landmarks Crampton Tower Dickens House Museum Quex Park Lilliput Mini Golf Turner Contemporary Spitfire and Hurricane Museum Hornby Visitor Centre, Westwood Shell Grotto, Margate

01843 871133 01843 861232 01843 841119 01843 861500 01843 233000 01843 821940 01843 233524 01843 220000

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SPLIT LEVEL GROUND FLOOR Entrance Hall Family Room 15’3 x 13’10 (4.65m x 4.22m) Bedroom 3 12’0 x 10’4 (3.66m x 3.15m) En-Suite Shower Room Bedroom 4 14’9 (4.50m) narrowing to 9’7 (2.92m) x 10’9 (3.28m) Bathroom Sitting Area 31’3 x 12’0 (9.53m x 3.66m) Kitchen/Diner 31’1 x 10’3 (9.48m x 3.13m) Study FIRST FLOOR Landing Master Bedroom 23’4 (7.12m) narrowing to 12’4 (3.76m) x 11’2 (3.41m) Dressing Area En-Suite Shower Room Bedroom 2 (L-shaped) 12’0 x 9’6 (3.66m x 2.90m) plus 5’7 x 5’6 (1.70m x 1.68m) En-Suite Shower Room OUTSIDE Rear Garden Store Room Workshop 24’9 x 9’6 (7.55m x 2.90m) Front Garden Driveway

Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Copyright © 2019 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 2597969. Registered office address: St Leonard’s House, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex. RH12 1RJ. Printed 13.01.2020

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